Most people in the Inca Empire were commoners or peasants. There were many laws that governed what common people could do. Commoners, for example, could not travel on the roads. If they were caught breaking this law, whoever found them was suppose to immediately toss them off the mountain to die, and that's exactly what they did. That law kept most people home, doing their job - raising food for the Inca people. Life was hard, but no one in the Inca Empire went hungry.
The Royals - royalty and nobility - lived a life of luxury. Their daily life was quite different from the daily life of the common people.
All people were under the rule of the Sapa Inca, who owned everything.